Nez, Gorge, Oreilles - An Essay on Translation

1986, 14:00 minutes, colour, English


In this work marked by satiric overtones, Elsa Cayo the anchorwoman seriously and formally brings us the news and talks about her accent. "No, as a matter of fact, I don't speak English. And if I spoke English I would speak it with an accent. Besides, everything I'm about to read will be said with an accent..."

En speakerine de télévision un peu décalée, Elsa Cayo parle de son accent avec le sérieux d'un présentateur d'informations. Le sujet du bulletin d'informations, celui de ce vidéogramme, c'est l'accent d'Elsa Cayo.
An Essay on Translation est la version canadienne du vidéo produit originalement en France en 1983.

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